(He makes the research projects happen)
Max delivers agile market analysis utilizing his expansive work history in technology. His skill and passion resides in telling stories with numbers, and keeping things organized. He has worked in many roles that have contributed to his organic passion for market research. These disciplines include being a web developer, digital marketing specialist, and marketing manager. Max has a background in computer science, so he loves math, problem solving, and crunching data. Max has become our go-to analyst for solving complicated problems and finding solutions for our clients. You can learn a bit more about him by the details below.
Q&A with Max:
Where did you grow up and where have you lived?
I grew up locally here in Virginia Beach. After university I moved out to the Phoenix (Tempe) AZ area, traveled around the West Coast, lived on a commune, spent some time in Colorado, and now reside in Downtown Norfolk.
What are your favorite things to do?
I love looking at things with different perspectives. I am a pretty out-of-the-box thinker, so I like to contemplate things deeply. I love psychology, philosophy, and any paradoxes relating to quantum theories of relativity. When not analyzing data you can find me meditating under a tree with a fine cup of tea or trying to figure out where the next Mosquito Cabaret show is playing.
What are some of your favorite research books?
The Quadrivium by Miranda Lundy & John Martineau. As well as Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott.
What’s something you wish you researched, but didn’t?
Honestly, dietary / nutrition related data. Now every time I choose pizza over a salad I dread that I am slowly killing myself.
What kind of data or analysis would you be interested in seeing that may not be readily available?
Mostly governmental. Wouldn’t it be cool to learn cryptography and decipher spy messages?
What are some of your favorite research quotes?
“Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.” -Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
What’s the nerdiest conversation you’ve had outside work that you’re willing to admit?
I feel like I am a ‘nerd’ about a lot of different topics. I think the best example was when I found a random stranger playing with a Rubiks cube and I taught her to solve it in 20 moves or less. I saw her again about a month later, and she beat me by solving it in 13 moves. Not exactly nerdy, but I thought it was funny that we found something that we both could talk about that no one else could really understand.